Originally Posted by rafa1552
Can anyone recommend a sub or 2 for around $1000-$1300 range that would keep up with the triple 8's? I'm nearly ready to pull the trigger on 5.1 setup. Last question, how far are you guys lifting the 888's off the floor for proper listening height while seated on a couch? Thanks.
JTR Captivator $999 plus a pro amp to run it would run you around $1300. Another option would be a pair of MFW-15's. Like Jeff said, lots of subwoofers would sound great as long as you integrate them well.
20-25" would put the coaxial at ear height depending on the height of the listener. The center of the coaxial is 13" from the bottom of the speaker.
Since I have a non acoustically transparent screen, I put all three speakers just below the screen vertically with the coaxials mounted on top. This puts them at about a 27" height because of a raised area of the floor that I have them sitting on. I have them slightly angled up so that they are facing the listeners directly.
You could put them behind an acoustically transparent screen and not have this issue or place the left and right to the side of a display at ear height.